The Festival has been 3 years in the making and will highlight the work of nearly 200 artists from 12 countries and 8 Canadian provinces. There are 11 curators. We will be exhibiting diverse wall and sculptural pieces and installations in a wide variety of fibre media. We are very excited about the scope, content and quality of the work that will be shown. The Festival is organized by dedicated volunteers Dawne Rudman (Festival Chair & Curator) and Gareth Bate (Festival Curator). Artwork is coming from Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Peru, Spain, UK and the USA.
The Festival is based in Oakville, Ontario where there are 11 shows. For the first time we’ve expanded into Toronto with 10 shows. Oakville is the site of our 3 Major Festival Exhibitions: De Rerum natura (On The Nature of Things), Memento mori and Quiet Zone. If you don't drive, join us on our Art Bus Tour from Toronto to Oakville. Please note the Toronto Festival opens one week after Oakville. All exhibition dates, times and opening receptions vary. The flagship shows of the Festival are the Common Thread International exhibitions. Multiple curators have created exciting shows based on their own unique interests. We also have Independent Exhibitions who have joined onto the Festival. Use our online Exhibition Pages, Events Calendars, Directions and Maps to plan your visit.